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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Illegitimate children/nontraditional families in Genbox
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 12:04:05 -0700
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I have a couple who married each other twice (well, I have a bunch of
couples who did this) but . . . in narrative reports only the second
marriage for this couple shows, making it look like all of their children
born during their first marriage are illegitimate. All events are selected
for a report option and no Events are marked exclude but I only get one
sentence (???).

On boxed charts, the link between these two individuals shows "1 & 1" (w/o
the ampersand), even though she is both his first and second wife and he is
her first and third husbands. The next spouses for each of them are then
incorrectly numbered. His third wife is shown as "2," her third husband is
shown as "1," and her fourth husband is shown as "3." Gets confusing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Lenerz [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Illegitimate children/nontraditional families in

C. Phillip Rhoton, MD wrote:
> 1. Parental relationships In the narrative reports two problems
> present with the sentence introducing the list of children. . . At
> any rate, the sentence issue needs to be addressed in some manner,
> as it is very misleading (not to mention just plain wrong).

Because of the handling of marriages/relationships, anscestor chart
output is also incorrect. Examples:

-- A "1" shows for a man who was only married once, but whose 1st child
was born the same day as the marriage. This occurs even when a later
sort date is entered for the childbirth. The "1" implies he had a
second marriage, which he didn't.

-- A "3" shows for a woman's second marriage because a child was born
before the first marriage, even though the first husband was the father.

-- A "3" shows for a man's second of two marriages. The date of the
first marriage is unknown, but a sort date earlier than any births has
been entered.

Paul J. Harris wrote:
> I, like many, were very encouraged with all of the
> capability to DEFINE alternate relationships in Genbox. I think
> straightening out the OUTPUT should get a very high priority.



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